Eppie’s Great Race
What started as a way to promote a business has become a tradition centered on giving big.
Saturday marked the first “Eppie’s Great Race” since the passing of founder and creator Eppie Johnson.
The founder of Eppie’s Great Race in 1974—the man who made his name in the restaurant business—served up the modern triathlon, with run, bike and kayak legs along the American River Parkway.
You may recognize the name from Eppie’s Restaurant, whose sign you can see along the drive on Interstate 80, or Eppie’s Great Race, which just celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.
The overall Ironman winner of Sacramento’s Eppies Great Race is a man who was rushed to the hospital earlier this week after getting hit by a minivan while on a run.
Dr. Vic Vicari is recovering after the accident. This iron man with an iron will is still talking about defending his title after being struck by a car, being sent to the ground and taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
With so many choices and so many places to be active, it’s time to get outside and make 2013 the year to get moving.